The Worldwide Stellar Daisy Community studies that the Busan District Prosecutors’ Workplace has introduced that it’s going to attraction to the next courtroom relating to the case of the sinking of the Stellar Daisy.
The South Korean ore provider sank in 3,400 meters of water within the South Atlantic Ocean on March 31, 2017. Solely two Philippine sailors have been rescued from 24 crew members (eight Korean and 16 Filipinos). The Republic of the Marshall Islands concluded that the possible direct reason for the vessel’s foundering was a speedy listing to port following a catastrophic structural failure of the ship’s hull.
Polaris Delivery and its CEO Kim Wan-Jung (64), proprietor of Stellar Daisy, have been charged with violations of ‘Ship Security Legislation’ together with 5 different staff. The Korean prosecutors known as for 4 years of imprisonment for the CEO for not reporting the defects of the ship to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, which was required by regulation.
A judgment on February 18 discovered him responsible of not reporting vessel defects and never responsible in his obligation to take care of steadiness of the ship. Kim was sentenced to 6 month imprisonment with one yr’s probation, and Polaris Delivery acquired a penalty advantageous of 15 million received ($12,317).
After the trial, Stellar Daisy households held a press convention, welcoming the responsible verdict and noting the constructive impression of the revision of the Ship Security Legislation on January 6, 2015, after the Sewol catastrophe that claimed 304 lives in 2014. Nevertheless, they expressed their disappointment at what they view as a gentle sentence.
Final February, the Korean authorities commissioned the American exploration firm Ocean Infinity to seek out and retrieve the vessel’s VDR. The VDR didn’t embody the voices of crew members over the past moments earlier than the vessel sank. One of many knowledge chips was cracked and solely seven p.c of the info has been launched from the opposite chip.
The households have reiterated their name for an additional search of the wreckage to realize extra details about the reason for the sinking and to get well the human stays that have been discovered there on the earlier mission.